A few new pots have made it to, and from, my shelves in the last couple of months, so let’s have a look.
So, this one isn’t really from my collection, but as it is passing through my hands today, I thought I’d snap a couple of photos anyway! The pot is Bushuan kiln, Shigeru Fukuda, and by far the largest pot I’ve seen from him. The signature style double glaze over white clay is really well done, showing a serious control of a near uncontrollable process.
A pair of medium sized Bushuan, Shigeru Fukuda. The one on the left I’ve had for a while, but it never made it up here, and since I sold it, I wanted to show it one time. The glaze is similiar to the one in the above photo, very nice in larger pieces.
A matched pair of cut, 3 footed rounds with lip and bottom band, again from the Bushuan kiln, Shigeru Fukuda. While the technique used here is the double glaze I’ve become familiar with from Bushuan, but it’s the glazes themselves that are unique.
Up close, you can see how interesting and unique this glaze is! The underglaze is black, while the overglaze is some type of blue-green glaze composed entirely of regularly sized snowflake-like crystals. Definitely never seen anything like this before!
Four pots from Tyukan. Relatively unknown here in the west, Tyukan pots are quite popular in the major shohin exhibitions in Japan. One of the top 10 or 15 potters you see in displays. From these pots, and their variety, it is easy to see why! His style is varied and unique, often incorporating carved details, interesting feet and glazes, and unique clays. The unglazed pot at top is especially well detailed, though the deep blue mokko shape and yellow crackle are really well done also.
A really fantastically detailed medium go-sai round with gold overlay enameled feet, from Satsuma Yaki potter Seikundo. The painting just touches the border between highly detailed and cartoonish; it’s vivid colors call to my mind the landscapes in Avatar. The vivid gold overglaze on the feet is a bright touch, and calls to mind the pot’s Satsuma origins.
Last of all, we have lipped bag shape in a bright yellow glazed limited edition pot from…Ikkou? Koyo? Nope, it’s American potter Paul Katich. This is a really nice yellow! We seldom see such bright colors that are so useful in Shohin displays from western potters.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few pots I’ve picked up here and there today. Thanks for reading!